Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Selected title: Original Roll
Explanation: A group of coins that were wrapped in paper wrappers at the time of their production. In early days coins were shipped to banks in cloth bags or kegs. Some time later they were shipped in rolls. Silver coins stored in rolls will often have toning on and near the edges but not in the center. Some coins stored in rolls will have fewer marks than those stored or transported in bags or kegs. The number of coins in a roll may vary by denomination and time of issuance. Typically there are 50 cents in a roll, 40 nickels, 50 dimes, 40 quarters, 20 halves, 20 silver and Eisenhower dollars, and sometimes 25 SBA or Sacajewea dollars

Most popular coin titles

DefinitionSearchesPercentage
Specimen Proof (SP-70 or PF-70) 37822  13.26%
Silver Clad 27050  9.48%
Coin Silver 19202  6.73%
BN 17048  5.98%
Encapsulated Coin 16467  5.77%
Slabbed Coins 16109  5.65%
RB 15619  5.48%
Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM) 12782  4.48%
PF (PF60, PF70) 12412  4.35%
Reeded Edge 12193  4.28%
Ultra Cameo (UCAM) 11914  4.18%
PQ 10669  3.74%
MS (MS60-MS70) 10602  3.72%
PR (PR60, PR70) 10470  3.67%
High Relief 9842  3.45%
Incuse 9784  3.43%
Coin drop 9109  3.19%
Obverse or Face side 9079  3.18%
Rarity 8888  3.12%
Reverse Cameo 8155  2.86%